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WEIGHT: 2.5 KILOS. Exploring Christopher Wool’s meanings and messages in a comprehensive monographIn-your-face, achingly simple, deceptively frank, the work of. Is so very New York. Though he owes a debt to abstract expressionism and pop art, he completely transcends-even demolishes-these genres. Whether it’s a text-based painting or an abstract spray-painted piece, his work is immediately engaging. Wool questions painting, like many other artists in his generation, but he doesn’t provide any easy answers. The harder you look the harder you look. He puts it in one of his word paintings, and that is an excellent example of how he states the obvious whilst provoking us to think deeper about what seems obvious. In over 400 pages, all of Wool’s work phases are covered in large-scale reproductions, accompanied by production Polaroids and installation photos by Wool himself. Essays and analyses by. Glenn O’Brien, Jim Lewis, Ann Goldstein, Anne Pontégnie, Richard Hell. Make this book a great read as well as a definitive study of the artist’s oeuvre so far. Former senior editor of. Is a writer based in New York. Is Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Is the author of the novels. And of the collection. Is the author of three novels-most recently. The King is Dead. And numerous essays on the visual arts. Is a writer who lives in New York. He is editorial director of. Is an independent curator and art critic who lives in Brussels.